5 Tips to Eat Better, Spend Less

5 Tips to Eat Better, Spend Less budget
Have you ever decided to eat healthier but then shy away from it due to your budget? And have you found yourself shocked by your grocery shopping's receipt? I know, it happens! As we casually stroll through the shop we might load up a trolley-load of stuff without realizing the sum of what we are intending to buy. Going over your grocery expenses for a month can leave you surprised!

This is why I have decided to write a quick article on how we can easily shop AND stay within our monthly food budget. These tips can however also be applicable to other areas of shopping beyond food and groceries: It can be applied when we go shopping for clothes, toiletries, hardware or even on interior decorating shopping trips. 

Read on to find out how you can eat better and save money! Here in this blog, you will find 5 smart tips for your health AND wallet! You will see that to eat better and to boost your health, without breaking the bank, is not that hard!

Tip #1: Make a shopping list

This tip is the most important tip of the day. But, I think we also have to take note of the fact that writing the shopping list won't mean that much to our budget, unless we also KEEP TO THE SHOPPING LIST without being seduced by all the stuff in the supermarket! Write up what you need in the house, and try to buy ONLY that! You will see how many "impulsive" buys we make and how much money can be saved by avoiding them. 

Tip #2: Never shop on a hungry tummy

If your stomach is growling all the way through the store's aisles, you will be more inclined to grab that "extra", unnecessary snack bar, bag of chips or treat-on-the-go, to fill that hole. You will also be more tempted (and convinced) to buy larger amounts of food thinking that you need it all. You would want to buy everything you see. Truth is: You don't need it; you WANT it! And, you want it NOW to get your stomach to stop rumbling. 
HUNGRY. TIRED. TEMPTED! 
That is also when most of us will make a pit stop at the fast-food joint next door: Where our willpower is left at the door and we opt for the extra large fries. Spending extra money on empty calories: Not good news for our wallets and defiantly not good news for our waistlines either!

Tip #3: Buy seasonal produce

Take full advantage of seasonal fruit and vegetables. The in-season produce might be a lot cheaper since they are then widely and easily available. So, it doesn't have to be specially grown or imported. You can also then experience each season as nature intended and get a good variety of vegetables and fruits during the year. This is an exceptionally important tip to stay healthy as each type of fruit or vegetable contain different amounts of various minerals or vitamins. 

Tip #4: Cook at home, from scratch!

Cooking at home is a great way to save loads of money. It can give you the opportunity to make exotic and delicious meals, but not blowing your whole budget. I have found it really exciting to make plenty of fancy food at home: AND it can still cost less than in a restaurant or buying each meal from a takeout place. 
When deciding to cook at home, also try to make everything from scratch. "Pre-cooked" or even just some pre-packaged products are a lot more expensive than buying the items and cleaning, shredding or dividing them yourself. This is especially the case for most vegetables in my experience. Buy the broccoli head and break it into florets yourself! 

Tip #5: Compare Prices & Items

Always compare your products. A good idea is to check the shelves' labels and look for the "unit price". This will show the price per unit of the product: Sometimes for example when buying cheese, you will see the unit price is per kilogram. For other items it might be the unit price per piece of whatever you're buying. This will assist you to find the best value for money. By checking the unit price, you can easily identify which item will be the cheapest. Sometimes, as you compare the unit prices, you might find that it's cheaper to buy in bulk. And do it! If you buy meat in bulk you can freeze it at home to keep it longer, nonperishable items can be kept for long periods in the cupboard (like rice, pasta etc.) so buying larger quantities won't go to waste. 
5 Tips to Eat Better, Spend Less budget

Watch this short video to learn all about these easy five tips and how it can save you money! 
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